Meet Our Tree Planting Team

The NFF’s Tree Planting team works closely with our supporters - corporations, individuals and small businesses - and our partners at the U.S. Forest Service to build partnerships that plant trees to restore our National Forests. We listen closely to our supporters interests, and craft partnerships that celebrate their commitment and our impact together. We take pride in providing responsive and personable support for our partners and supporters.

Mindy Crowell

Reforestation Partnerships Director

Mindy Crowell joined the NFF Team in March of 2020 and serves as the Reforestation Partnerships Director. Mindy holds a Master’s Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana along with experience in developing and implementing public engagement campaigns, facilitation, fund development and a Communications Degree from Gonzaga University. As a former co-host and producer on the Outlandish podcast, Mindy loves hearing about the stories and adventures people have on our public lands and she is passionate about positively impacting America’s favorite national real-estate. Mindy is excited to be a part of the Tree Planting Team’s efforts, 50 Million For Our Forests, investing in healthy forests for today and for future generations. When she’s not engaging with her team at NFF, Mindy can be found out trail running with her beast of a dog, Archer, spending time with her husband, Daniel, or enjoying a lovely glass of wine with a good book.

Contact Mindy if you're interested in a custom or national corporate partnership.

Monica Perez-Watkins

Reforestation Partnerships Program Manager

Monica supports the NFF's 50 Million for Our Forests campaign by managing projects and funds, developing content, and supporting corporate partnerships. She has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit environmental and wildlife work, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies, focusing on community-based conservation. She is thrilled to support reforestation efforts on our National Forests and loves learning new things about our forests, writing on topics that help our partners connect to our projects and elucidate the need for our campaign. She also enjoys connecting with new and existing corporate partners and helping them positively affect our forests, the people, and wildlife who benefit from their efforts. In her off hours, Monica enjoys soaking up the Montana sunshine on the water and in the woods with her family, and curling up with a good book.

Contact Monica if you are interested in a beginning to mid-level corporate partnership.

Abby Schembra

Reforestation Partnerships Associate

Abby joined the NFF in September of 2021 as the Reforestation Partnerships Associate. In this role she’s excited to provide strategic partnership, content, and overall program support for small businesses, corporate partners, and peer-to-peer fundraisers in our incredible campaign to plant 50 million trees. With a background in nonprofit program management and fostering meaningful relationships, Abby is delighted to work alongside partners to reforest our beloved national forests.

Abby is committed to enjoying the smaller things in life, connecting with others, and experiencing new things. She feels her best when she is exploring outdoors, hearing a really great song for the first time, or traveling with intention.

Contact Abby if you are interested in a small business partnership, or have questions about peer-to-peer fundraising.